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Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
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I can't provide any specifics, but I have read on here that the "12-bangers" as the guy called them are in general, a very high-maintenance Mercedes. The depreciation is a killer too, and it's a very bad idea to buy a new one for that reason.
I agree with your assessment, that the problems you know about are not a big deal. It would be nicer if the rear window sunshade was stuck in the 'up' position - that's where I leave mine positioned all the time.
Personally, I'd be more concerned about the major things (like engine/transmission obviously). But, being that they have shown you the service history, it sounds like that 1997 S600 is about as good as you'll find anywhere.
Good luck, and welcome to the forum!
Mercedes Benz - Das beste oder nichts!
Last edited by Musikmann; 01-24-2007 at 11:23 AM.